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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout)Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout)

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3,673 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,673
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 260
Gots: 552 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The brewer suggests a serving temperature of 42 °F for this beer.

(Beer added by: ph2001 on 07-12-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

stortore, Sep 01, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark, almost black brown. A healthy light brown head fills the glass and the aromas are already taking over...

MASSIVE butterscotch. I don't use caps lock very often but it was more than appropriate there. Salty sweet caramelized cavity aromas. Would inspire an erection for any lover of sweets. I, unfortunately, don't like candy very much but I still can appreciate the home run aroma that I'm experiencing.

The taste (thankfully) isn't quite as pungent but it is still unforgivably intense. Caramel macchiato with layers of cream and brown ale characteristics.

Like most of the bomber stouts from Southern Tier, it's exploding with adjunct flavors - which is never a bad thing!

yamar68, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber.

Not that impressive to look at. Poured into a standard pint glass. Black as night with a small head that didn't last long and little in the way of lacing. Second half of the bomber looked a little better, but the head still didn't last very long and didn't leave that much lacing.

Smells awesome! Although not especially beer-like, more of a dessert like smell. Sweet and vanilla aromas dominate, with some roasty dark notes. You can instantly smell it the moment you open up the bottle, and it only smells better and better in the glass as you drink it.

Taste is heavily sweet with tons of vanilla, gobs of brown sugar, almost like drinking a dessert. There's some dark, roasty notes and some vanilla cappuccino, but nothing in the way of hops.

Body is pretty full and very sticky from the sweetness. Carbonation isn't bad, light but ample, despite the lackluster appearance.

Overall it's very interesting stuff, a bit oddball but certainly worth trying. I'll certainly buy this one again.

Prepare to drink a lot of sweet beer when you open a bomber, or else plan to share this one with a friend.

Note that this year's batch (2012) had a bit better appearance and a longer lasting/bigger head. Appearance bumped half a point.

AlCaponeJunior, Sep 01, 2012
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emceecue, Aug 29, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery.
8oz serving.

A - Pours pitch black with a small tan head that sinks pretty quick.

S - Awesome! Sugar vanilla, densely sweet, caramelized butterscotch, hints off coffee, fake maple syrup, vanilla cake batter. Smells like a sweet dessert.

T - Rich and sweet all happen at once. Milk chocolate and super sweet vanilla just run over the palate like syrup. Super sweet cupcake batter, chocolate syrup, lots of vanilla flavored alcohol, although the alcohol barely comes through. Finishes sweet and sticky.

M - Dense, heavy syrupy body, low carbonation, cloyingly sweet.

This smells great but the flavor is way to cloying to have more than 4 to 6 oz at a time. One of the sweetest beers I've had. I'd like to mix this with a solid stout to cut the sweetness down a bit. Good for a 4oz dessert cap.

StaveHooks, Aug 29, 2012
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DioS, Aug 28, 2012
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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice

Appearance – Served a black colored beer with a one finger tan head that fades over a moderate amount of time. Upon fading a nice level of lacing is left on the glass.

Smell – The smell is sweet and delicious, like crème brule in a cup. Big aromas a sweet milk, caramel and a lighter vanilla are complemented well by some dark chocolate and roasted coffee smells.

Taste – The taste begins with sweet vanilla and caramel mixed with a roasted malt flavor. Soon flavors of chocolate come to the tongue and bitter the very sweet start. The flavors meld very well at this point and are only complemented and accentuated by a roasted coffee flavor the enters the taste profile more toward the end. Along with the coffee is some alcohol booziness, which when mixed with the other tastes leaves a warming and satisfying taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thick with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thickness and creaminess of the body coats the mouth, bathing the taste buds in the sweet and roasted flavors, really allowing then to be individually distinguished and makes for a nice drinking brew.

Overall – A nice sipper after dinner for dessert. The flavors transition well and complement each other nicely. A good sweet stout if I must say.

Darkmagus82, Aug 25, 2012
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,673 ratings.